"One-of-a-kind Secret Armenia" Top 5 Page for this destination Armenia by RaffiKojian

Armenia Travel Guide: 715 reviews and 2,724 photos

A mystery wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a dolma

It's a blend of east and west, it's a mix of Soviet mentality and a free market capitalism that even Stalin was never able to squash, it's the only ancient culture left from Anatolia, it's the survivor of a genocide and attacks which left more Armenians outside of Armenia than inside, it maintains excellent relations with the US, Russia AND Iran, it has thousands of churches and monasteries yet almost no churchgoers, great views of Mt. Ararat but not the mountain, it has the Armenian Navy Band yet no sea, it is full of contradiction, yet makes a sense of its own. You have to go there to understand it, experience it and make sense of it.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:infinite number of cafes, remote monasteries, unbelievably friendly people, mountain valleys, barbecues galore
  • Cons:too many smokers
  • In a nutshell:So much to see!
  • Last visit to Armenia: Aug 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • xuxaBR's Profile Photo
    Jan 17, 2012 at 7:14 AM

    Again, what a collection of awesome pictures you have in this page!!
    Love it!!

  • om_212's Profile Photo
    Feb 21, 2009 at 6:34 AM

    hey stranger, remember me? what a pleasant surprise to see you here! guess what, i am finally going to visit your wondeful Armenia, and would appreciate tips of where to go, and what to see. best, olya

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